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August 2015 Blog Posts (13)

Wanted: Project Proposals for Pro-Bono Yale Consulting Program

Calling all New Haven Non-profit Organizations!
Do you have a project you'd like pro-bono help with?

YANA Consulting is one…


Added by Liana Epstein on August 31, 2015 at 8:14am — No Comments

Nonprofit CEO Compensation

Once again, nonprofit CEO salaries are in the news. This time the focus is not on the traditional nonprofits but the religious nonprofits and more specifically, pastors. And, as much as I must honestly grit my teeth to say this, given the focus, this salary "issues" is a subject the media loves to rattle about but if they want to point swords, they should be doing so at the boards who approve these salaries.

I remain a firm believer that the media would serve the taxpayer and donor…


Added by Mike Burns on August 26, 2015 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Diversity Matters

In my experience, nonprofit board composition is pretty homogenous - that is to say that I find that nonprofit boards tend not to stray in composition from the folks who first organized the organization. This would lead one to suggest that nonprofit board diversity doesn't matter that much. Possibly.

HP' which is going to be splitting into two corporations (same CEO on both boards) has announced that its boards "will comprise leaders with some of the most diverse backgrounds and…


Added by Mike Burns on August 21, 2015 at 10:13am — No Comments

Solar Youth now accepting PAVE applications for Americorps VISTA

Apply to PAVE New Haven to #ServeaYear as an#AmeriCorps #VISTA!…


Added by Nicole Peruso on August 20, 2015 at 12:53pm — No Comments

New Haven Democracy School Is Back -- Apply Now!

Starting in early September the City of New Haven will offer a nine-week course in city government, New Haven Democracy School. The purpose of Democracy School is to turn residents into more effective advocates for their neighborhoods and communities by giving them a holistic picture of how city government really functions. Students will meet department heads and public…


Added by Aaron Goode on August 18, 2015 at 5:34pm — No Comments

The Community Foundation Makes Strategic Investments to Create a More Welcoming Region

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has awarded $212,000 to 8 nonprofit organizations working with immigrants and $109,000 to 4 nonprofits serving formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. A total of 33 applications were received as part of a special grants process created by The Community Foundation this year; these grants are awarded in furtherance of The Foundation’s immigration and re-entry strategies which were adopted in 2014.

“Grant recipients…

Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on August 17, 2015 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Matters

This weekend I discovered a book that was published several years ago (April 2009) that strikes me as worth a brief mention here. The book, Owning Up...14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask by Dr. Ram Charan..strikes me as worth a discussion because it poses some questions that could be helpful in framing the work of the nonprofit board.

I'm not actually that familiar with Dr. Ram Charan, a kind-of guru in the for-profit governance world but he appears to be well regarded in the…


Added by Mike Burns on August 14, 2015 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

August 16-22, 2015: CT TAX-FREE Back-to-School Shopping

Save on Back-To-School Shopping During Tax-Free Week

Connecticut's 15th annual…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 14, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Haven Farms: Linking Health Center Patients Directly to the Farm, for Nutrition Education and Access to Healthy Foods

Originally published in: Migrant Clinicians Network: The Migrant Health News Source


Volume 21, Issue 2 – Summer 2015 (pgs 4-5)

Author: Claire Hutkins Seda, Writer, Migrant Clinicians Network, and Managing Editor, Streamline

"Once we got the health center going, we started stocking food in the center pharmacy and distributing food — like drugs — to the people. A variety of officials got very nervous and said, ‘You can’t do that.’ We said, ‘Why… Continue

Added by Madison Breuer on August 11, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

School to Prison Pipeline Conference, 8:30am, Aug. 11, 2015

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and…


Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 7, 2015 at 2:34pm — No Comments

CIRCA: Nearly $100,000 to Support Climate Resilience Across Connecticut

Matching Funds Program - Third Round of Funding Available

CIRCA: Nearly $100,000 to Support Climate Resilience Across Connecticut

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is pleased to announce its third round of funding through the exciting Matching Funds Program. CIRCA has made up to $100,000…


Added by Lee Cruz on August 7, 2015 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Facebook for Friends of Grove Street Cemetery

August Greetings!!!

There has been some exciting news - Friends of Grove Street Cemetery now has a Facebook page.

So we invite everyone to take a peek and maybe you would like to follow us on Facebook. It has…


Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on August 7, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

New Haven Promise 2015 Scholar Celebration

Every year, Promise prepares for our biggest event of the year, the Scholar Celebration. This year's Scholar Celebration will be on Thursday, August 13, 2015. We are seeking volunteers to make this event all it can be for our incoming Scholars. Promise would love to have you on the team. If you are available and interested in being…


Added by New Haven Promise on August 3, 2015 at 4:17pm — No Comments

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Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

Transcription of John and Peter's February 20, 2018 conversation with Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing Parish Movement. Paul has worked in more than 1,000 neighborhoods around the world to identify, connect, and support groups that want to have their neighborhoods flourish. In their conversation Paul talked about his own and his colleagues' work with local churches, academic institutions, and community organizations in the United States and abroad and offered ideas on how to translate their experiences into their listeners' own community-building work.

Parish Portrait: Mt Scott-Arleta, Portland, OR with B.D. Dormaier

How a few plants, a mural, and less pavement could bring more to a neighborhood than one big ministry.

Government Innovation Isn’t Your Main Problem

An undue focus on making government more innovative might inhibit you from working with the innovation that is going on and the innovators who are doing it.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Union Pacific Partners with LISC to Bridge the Skills Gap

A new $3 million grant from Union Pacific will help underemployed people in Chicago, Houston, Kansas City and Tacoma build the skills they need to compete for good jobs and raise their standards of living. “Union Pacific is investing in American workers and an economic future based on quality jobs,” said Maurice Jones, LISC president and CEO.

LISC Awarded CDFI Fund’s Largest Capital Magnet Fund Grant

The Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund announced a new round of Capital Magnet Fund grants to spur an expected $3.2 billion in affordable housing and economic development. LISC will use its $7.5 million award—the largest in this round of funding—to seed $150 million in development activity in urban and rural communities.

The Promise of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are poised to attract significant capital for new housing, businesses and jobs in under-resourced communities. At, LISC’s Maurice Jones and The Kresge Foundation’s Rip Rapson take a closer look at what investors should consider when evaluating high-impact projects, drawing on decades of community investing experience to identify what works to raise standards of living and drive economic growth.

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